Mark O'Connor

Mark O'Connor

 

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Mark O'Connor (born August 5, 1961, Seattle)[1] is an American bluegrass, jazz and country violinist, fiddler, composer and music teacher. O'Connor has received numerous awards for both his playing and his composition.

As a teenager he won national string instrument championships for his virtuoso playing of the guitar and mandolin as well as the fiddle. His mentors include Texas fiddler Benny Thomasson[2] who taught O'Connor to fiddle as a teenager, French jazz violinist Stéphane Grappelli[3] with whom O'Connor toured as a teenager, and guitarist Chet Atkins.[4]

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Highlights10

Heroes
 
Heroes is an album by Mark O'Connor, in which he plays duets alongside his childhood violin heroes, including Jean-Luc Ponty, Benny Thomasson, Byron Berline, Stéphane Grappelli, Johnny Gimble, and others.
The New Nashville Cats
 
The New Nashville Cats is a country album by Mark O'Connor, in conjunction with a variety of other musical artists.
Hot Swing!
 
Hot Swing is a live swing jazz album by Mark O'Connor, Frank Vignola and Jon Burr.
The Fiddle Concerto
 
The Fiddle Concerto is an album by Mark O'Connor.

Photos - Mark O'Connor38

Popular Albums32

Album Appearances & References41

Song Appearances & References3

Musical Group References1

Minor Film Appearances & References1

Collaborators & Influencers25

Other Music-Related Relationships3

You May Also Be Interested In4

Videos7

Spotify - Albums & Singles63

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Appears On36

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Concerts16

Charlotte Symphony Magic of Christmas w. Mark O'Connor
Charlotte, United States
November 30, 2017
Charlotte Symphony Magic of Christmas w. Mark O'Connor
Charlotte, United States
December 1, 2017
Charlotte Symphony Magic of Christmas w. Mark O'Connor
Charlotte, United States
December 2, 2017
Charlotte Symphony Magic of Christmas w. Mark O'Connor
Charlotte, United States
December 3, 2017
Mark O'Connor's "An Appalachian Christmas" featuring the O'Connor Band
Wichita, United States
December 7, 2017
Mark O'Connor's "An Appalachian Christmas" featuring the O'Connor Band
Denver, United States
December 8, 2017
Mark O'Connor featuring the O'Connor Band
Sun Valley, United States
December 10, 2017
Mark O'Connor's "An Appalachian Christmas" featuring the O'Connor Band (Shows at 7 & 9)
Santa Cruz, United States
December 13, 2017
Mark O'Connor's "An Appalachian Christmas" featuring the O'Connor Band
Seattle, United States
December 16, 2017
Mark O'Connor's "An Appalachian Christmas" featuring the O'Connor Band
Seattle, United States
December 17, 2017
Mark O'Connor's "An Appalachian Christmas" featuring the O'Connor Band
Walla Walla, United States
December 20, 2017
Mark O'Connor's "An Appalachian Christmas" featuring the O'Connor Band
Yakima, United States
December 21, 2017
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Portland, United States
December 22, 2017
Mark O'Connor's "An Appalachian Christmas" featuring the O'Connor Band
Portland, United States
December 22, 2017
The Hamilton
Washington, United States
February 16, 2018
Mayo Performing Arts Center
Morristown, United States
February 17, 2018

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